Not long ago e-book publishers felt totally eclipsed from widespread public exposure, sidelined by the print publishing industry and ignored by the mainstream media. When electronic books were mentioned, they were treated as a novelty, not a serious contender. But all of that has changed, as was confirmed again this month when e-books were a topic that played prominently across the media world.
Two particular stories made headlines. One had to do with the ongoing battle between e-book publishers and Amazon, the world’s biggest book seller, over pricing. That’s a negotiation that we can expect to go on
Within the past few days and weeks the news media around the world has been reporting on a new computer bug uncovered by technicians at Google and elsewhere that is considered the worst in history. By now you have likely heard about the widespread security gap dubbed “Heartbleed.” Unfortunately, the bug is so unique and complex that even news stories about it are prone to errors that can add to the confusion and misunderstanding surrounding Heartbleed.
What’s the Nature of the Threat?
First of all, it is important to understand that Heartbleed is not a computer virus. According
Do you recall the most surprising and rewarding thing that you experienced when trying out the popular e-book format for the first time on an e-reader device such as a Kindle or Nook? For most people it is the astonishingly realistic quality. They are intrigued and somewhat mystified by how much the paper and ink resembles what they see on a traditional printed page. Even the visual color and texture of the paper is crisp, clear, and comfortably viewed despite challenges like bright light that can make reading text on a computer or smart phone screen very difficult.